Jul 30, 2009

Today In Mets History: 2006- Carlos Beltran Hits 3rd Grand Slam Of the Month

July 30, 2006: The Mets were rolling along on a 14 game win streak and a comfortable 13 ½ game lead over the Phillies. They also enjoyed beating up on the Braves this season and tonight came up with a 10-6 win at Turner Field.
Carlos Beltran hit two HRs, the first was in the 2nd inning, a grand slam off Chris Shiell. It was Beltrans third grand slam of the month tying an MLB record. The Mets as a team belted out six grand slams in the month of July setting another record. Beltran hit his 32nd HR of the year, setting a Mets centerfielder’s season mark, in the 5th inning, a two out solo shot, putting the Mets up 9-6. Beltran was the player of the month hitting 10 HRs, 2 grand slams, & 20 RBIs. The previous night Beltran hit two more HRs, with 5 RBIs as the Mets pounded the Braves 11-3 at Turner Field. Beltran ended the 2006 season with 41 HRs 116 RBIs, 38 doubles and batted .275.

Tom Glavine had gotten beat up again by his old Brave team mates allowing all six runs. Carlos Delgado hit his 26th HR to start things off in the 1st inning, a two run shot. He also drew a bases loaded walk in the 3rd. Paul Loduca added an RBI single in the ninth to make it 10-6. Willie Randolph used seven pitchers on the night, closing it as Billy Wagner got his 22nd save of the year.

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